Inspiration Point Via Tunnel

Los Padres National Forest, California

Distance0.8mi
Elevation Gain951ft
Trailhead Elevation1,813ft
Top1,826ft
Elevation Min/Max1305/1826ft
Elevation Start/End1813/1813ft

Inspiration Point Via Tunnel

Inspiration Point Via Tunnel is a hiking and biking trail in Santa Barbara County, California. It is within Los Padres National Forest. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 1,813 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 951 feet. Inspiration Point is near the trailhead. This trail connects with the following: 7 Falls Trail and Jesusita Trail.

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Best Easy Day Hikes Santa Barbara (Falcon Guides)
Bryn Fox
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"This easily accessible hike starts close to the center of town and quickly rises up a well-marked trail. It traverses through chaparral and sandstone walls before emerging atop Inspiration Point with views of Santa Barbara, the Pacific Ocean, and the coastline" Read more
Best Dog Hikes Southern California (Falcon Guides)
Linda and David Mullally
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"This uphill trail is popular with well- behaved dogs that love the freedom of hiking off leash. The hike rewards their human companions with views at the start from the dramatic caramel sandstone bluffs and peaks to the sweeping vistas over Santa Barbara and across to the Channel Islands. As a bonus, during normal wet winters and springs, seasonal creeks flush through the chaparral landscape." Read more

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Trail Information

Los Padres National Forest
Nearby City
Los Padres National Forest
Parks
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Los Padres National Forest Santa Barbara Ranger District, 3505 Paradise Rd., Santa Barbara 93105; (805) 967-3481; fs.usda.gov/lpnf. County of Santa Barbara, (805) 568-2461. City of Santa Barbara, (805) 564-5418
Local Contacts
USGS Santa Barbara; Los Padres National Forest
Local Maps

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Dec 2018